Comments on Arthur B's Hurr, More Like Dork Heritage

Being a review of a not-very-good Lovecraft adaptation.

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http://ronanwills.wordpress.com/ at 19:00 on 2014-10-19
"In the original story, intrepid investigators discover that descendants of a thunderstorm-obsessed mountain family, having isolated themselves for centuries and partaken of truly staggering amounts of inbreeding, have degenerated into subterranean monsters who lurk in burrows "

I'm getting a distinct whiff of Robert Howard's Lovecraft-inspired stories, which I remember you wrote about some time ago. I'm assuming Howard was inspired by Lovecraft, and not the other way around.
Arthur B at 19:28 on 2014-10-19
I'm assuming Howard was inspired by Lovecraft, and not the other way around.

Almost certainly so - The Lurking Fear came out in 1923, Howard's first published story came out in 1924.
http://brandiweed.livejournal.com/ at 20:21 on 2014-10-19
To give poor Clint *some* credit, few of the protagonists in the original Cthulhu Mythos stories as are genre-savvy as Call of Cthulhu players...
Arthur B at 21:32 on 2014-10-19
To give poor Clint *some* credit, few of the protagonists in the original Cthulhu Mythos stories as are genre-savvy as Call of Cthulhu players...

The thing about Call of Cthulhu is that many of the times you aren't playing the original protagonists, you're playing people like Dr. Willett in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward who come along to work out what happened after the first round of protagonists fucked things up. :)

But I take your point, Clint is clearly not very competent at paranormal investigation and it's probably fair that he isn't. The bigger problem is that he doesn't seem to be enormously competent at journalism. either.
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